Outfitter #002

Snow Machine Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunt


This brown/grizzly bear hunt takes place in the mountains and tundra of western Alaska. The area boasts a strong population of mountain grizzlies and most bears will square out at 7’-8’ plus. If conditions are right, you could cover upwards of 100 miles a day from snow machines, stopping to glass the hillsides for denning sites and tracks. The final stalk will most likely be on snow shoes. This veteran outfitter has been offering hunts in this area since the early 1980’s and has logged close to 20,000 hours from a bush plane. He and his guides are extremely familiar with the area and known denning sites for these bears. WTA has been working with this outfitter for many years and several of our own staff has hunted here. Your accommodations will most likely be from the comfortable base camp. The main lodge is rustic yet comfortable and features a wood stove, bathroom with shower (hot/cold running water), dining area where plenty of good home cooked meals are served, and even wireless internet! There are several guest cabins that have oversized bunks and wood stoves, and a skinning tent. Spike camps may also be utilized to keep you in closer proximity to an active denning site. The bear hides on these early Spring hunts are incredible!


$15,500 (9- day hunt)  


Late April and early May


Guide services, camp, meals.

Airfare, Gratuities, License, and Personal Items

Charter $700, WTA will collect.


Fly to Anchorage and overnight. The following morning, take the first Pen Air flight to Aniak where the outfitter will meet you and fly you to camp this afternoon (weather pending). Charter is $700 round-trip.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly to Anchorage and overnight at nearby hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Aniak this morning where you'll be met by your outfitter and flown 30 min. to camp. The charter is approx. $500 and can be paid in camp with cash.  You will purchase your license and tags in camp with cash, check your firearm, have a nice meal, and overnght.

Days 3-11: Hunt for trophy brown/grizzly bear.

Day 12: Begin return trip home.

Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost

Purchase online at least a few weeks in advance of your hunt (metal locking tags will be mailed to you) at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/

August hunts: Non-resident hunting license ($160); Non-resident fishing license (14 day license) $80, brown bear tag ($1,000), black bear tag ($2500), wolf tag ($60)

Sept. hunts: Non-resident hunting license ($85); Non-resident fishing license (optional) (14 day license) $80, moose tag ($400), brown bear tag ($500), black bear tag ($250), wolf tag ($50), wolverine tag ($175)

* Please bring ALL tags, licenses, and copies of the paperwork with you as we’ll need verification for our camp records of your purchases. Once you are in camp, you will not have the opportunity to purchase any additional tags or lice

Physical Requirement Level

Level 4 - All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.

Updated: 2018-06-21 13:56:27 JHB